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BMW E12 5 Series 520 Spec

(1977 - 1981) - Technical Specifications for Years 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981
With 0 to 100 km/h (62mph) in 12.4 seconds, a maximum top speed of 112 mph (180 km/h), a curb weight of 2888 lbs (1310 kgs), the E12 5 Series 520 has a naturally-aspirated In-line 6 cylinder engine, Petrol motor, with the engine code M60.
This engine produces a maximum power of 122 PS (120 bhp - 90 kW) at 6000 rpm and a maximum torque of 160 Nm (118 lb.ft) at 4000 rpm. The power is transmitted to the road by the rear wheel drive (RWD) with a 4 speed Manual gearbox.
About chassis details responsible for road holding, handling behaviour and ride confort, the E12 5 Series has Mcpherson struts front suspension and Semi-trailing arms rear suspension. Stock tire sizes are 175 / HR on 14 inch rims at the front, and 175 / HR on 14 inch rims at the rear. For stopping power, the E12 5 Series 520 braking system includes Discs at the front and Drums at the rear.
The E12 5 Series model is a Sedan car manufactured by BMW, sold new from year 1977 to 1981, and available after that as a used car.

BMW E12 5 Series 520 Engine Technical Data BMW E12 5 Series 520 Engine Technical Data

Engine type - Number of cylinders : I 6
Engine Code : M60
Fuel type : Petrol
Fuel System : Solex carburator 4 A1
Lubrication : Wet sump
Coolant : Water
Engine Alignment : Longitudinal
Engine size - Displacement - Engine capacity : 1990 cm3 or 121.4 cu-in
Bore x Stroke : 80 x 66 mm
3.15 x 2.6 inches
Number of valves : 12 Valves
Aspiration : N/A
Compression Ratio : 9.2
Maximum power - Output - Horsepower : 122 PS or 120 bhp or 90 kW @ 6000 rpm
Maximum torque : 160 Nm or 118 lb.ft @ 4000 rpm
Drive wheels - Traction - Drivetrain : RWD
Transmission Gearbox - Number of speeds :

BMW E12 5 Series 520 Fuel Consumption (Economy), Emissions and Range BMW E12 5 Series 520 Fuel Consumption (Economy), Emissions and Range

Fuel Consumption - Economy - Highway: 10.3 L/100km
27 mpg UK / 23 mpg US
Fuel Consumption - Economy - City: 12.7 L/100km
22 mpg UK / 19 mpg US
Fuel Tank Capacity : 70 L
15.4 UK gallons
18.5 US gallons
CO2 emissions :

BMW E12 5 Series 520 Performance BMW E12 5 Series 520 Performance

Top Speed : 180 km/h or 112 Mph
Acceleration 0 to 100 km/h (0 to 62 mph) : 12.4 s

BMW E12 5 Series 520 Size, Dimensions, Aerodynamics and Weight BMW E12 5 Series 520 Size, Dimensions, Aerodynamics and Weight

Body : Sedan
Num. of Doors : 4
Wheelbase : 263.6 cm or 103.78 inches
Length : 462 cm or 181.89 inches
Width : 169 cm or 66.54 inches
Height : 142.6 cm or 56.14 inches
Front Axle : 140.6 cm or 55.35 inches
Rear Axle : 144.2 cm or 56.77 inches
Aerodynamic drag coefficient - Cx : 0.43
Front Brakes - Disc dimensions : Discs (280 mm)
Rear Brakes - Dics dimensions : Drums (251 mm)
Front Tyres - Rims dimensions : 175/HR R14
Rear Tyres - Rims dimensions : 175/HR R14
Front Wheels Width : 5.5"
Rear Wheels Width : 5.5"
Curb Weight : 1310 kg OR 2888 lbs
Weight-Power Output Ratio : 10.7 kg/hp
Trunk / Boot capacity : 620 L
Steering : Endless screw.
Front Suspension : Mcpherson struts
Rear Suspension : Semi-trailing arms
How much horsepower does a 1977 BMW E12 5 Series 520 have?
The 1977 BMW E12 5 Series 520 has 122 PS / 120 bhp / 90 kW horsepower.

How much does a BMW E12 5 Series 520 weighs?
The BMW E12 5 Series 520 weighs 1310 Kg / 2888 lbs.

What is the top speed of a BMW E12 5 Series 520?
The BMW E12 5 Series 520 top speed is 180 Km/h / 112 mph.

Is BMW E12 5 Series 520 All Wheel Drive (AWD)?
No, the BMW E12 5 Series 520 is not All Wheel Drive (AWD). It's Rear Wheel Drive (RWD).

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